Fathers Concerned About Their Parental Rights Should Keep the Following in Mind

Know that you have the right to see your children and maintain a relationship with them. Your parental rights are not related to child support. If you’re behind on child support, or haven’t paid, your children cannot legally be kept from you. Establish legal custody parentage. Your children’s mother cannot permanently take children out of […]

Top Things Fathers Should Know When Going Through Child Custody Cases

Fathers’ Rights is a phrase often used in New Mexico. New Mexico courts and judges do not favor mothers over fathers despite common belief. This may have been the case decades ago, but is not true today. Mothers cannot block you from seeing your children. Neither parent can take the children permanently out of the […]

Checklist for Meeting With A Family Law Attorney

Write down your questions and concerns before the meeting. Write out a calendar of what important things happened and when they happened for the attorney to review. The attorney will want to know the “high points” first and will then ask for more detail. The attorney will need to get the big picture first. Know […]

5 Rules You Should Set if You Want to Have a Successful Trial Separation

If you’re considering divorce or legal separation but aren’t quite sure you want to make anything legal yet, you can go through a trial separation. This is a personal arrangement that allows you and your spouse to try out separation without formalizing anything. You can – and should – still consult with a divorce attorney […]

3 Steps to Decide if Your Attorney Is Right for You

A divorce is a complex and often emotional process. You’ll have your family law attorney at your side to help you navigate these legal waters during what is a difficult time in your life. For the sake of the outcome of your divorce and your own stress levels, it’s important you feel confident in and […]

The 5 Stages of a Divorce

While every case is different, many people go through a series of stages as they recover and move on from their divorce. Knowing that other people have gone through these phases and knowing what phase you are in can help you make better choices. As you work with your family law attorney, keep the following […]

3 Co-Parenting Tips for the Holiday Season During the Pandemic

The holidays can bring challenges for co-parents even in the greatest of times, and adding in COVID-19 restrictions can make it even more complex. Celebrating the holidays this year will just not be easy during the pandemic. To get through these times and keep everyone, especially your kids, safe, keep the following tips in mind. […]

Financial Information That Your Lawyer Needs During Your Divorce

Getting a divorce is a big life decision, and it will impact many areas of your life and your family. Once you make this decision, you’ll have other things to handle, too, including the compilation of all your financial information for your divorce attorney. Many people who are getting divorced simply don’t know where to […]

What to Consider if You Are a Small Business Owner Going Through a Divorce

When you got married, you joined your life with your spouse’s in a formal, legal way. If you were a small business owner, chances are you linked your business to your spouse, too, and the same is true if they owned a business. When a divorce involves a small business, things can naturally get tricky […]

3 Reasons to Avoid Going to Court

Going to court on your own for your legal separation, divorce, or any other family law matter may seem like your only option, but in reality, you have other choices. It’s very likely you will want to avoid going to court alone because of the three major reasons below. Navigating the Court System Is Tough […]